2019 Tour de France

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2019 Tour de France
2019 UCI World Tour, race 25 of 38
Race details
Dates6–28 July
Stages21
Distance3,460 km (2,150 mi)
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The 2019 Tour de France will be the 106th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three grand tours. The start of the 2019 Tour (known as the Grand Départ) will be in Brussels in honour of the 50th anniversary of the first Tour de France win of Eddy Merckx.[1] It will be the second time the Grand Depart will take place in Brussels and will be the fifth Belgian Grand Depart. The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) presented the Grand Depart in a special conference in January 2018.[2] The opening stage will visit Charleroi and loop back to Brussels, to connect the regions of Flanders and Wallonia in a stage.

Teams[edit]

The 18 UCI WorldTeams are automatically invited to the race. On 10 January 2018, organisers of the Tour, the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), announced two of the four second-tier UCI Continental Circuits that received a wildcard invitation to participate in the event. The two teams are Cofidis from France and Belgium's Wanty–Groupe Gobert, both of which have participated in the race before.[3]

The teams entering the race will be:

UCI WorldTeams

UCI Professional Continental teams

Stages[edit]

Stage characteristics[4]
Stage Date Course Distance Type
1 6 July Brussels to Brussels via Charleroi 192 km (119 mi) Flat stage
2 7 July Brussels-Royal Palace to Brussels-Atomium 27 km (17 mi) Team time trial
3 8 July Binche to Epernay 214 km (133 mi) Flat stage
4 9 July Reims to Nancy 215 km (134 mi) Flat stage
5 10 July Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar 169 km (105 mi) Medium mountain stage
6 11 July Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles 157 km (98 mi) Medium mountain stage
7 12 July Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saône 230 km (143 mi) Flat stage
8 13 July Mâcon to Saint-Étienne 199 km (124 mi) Hilly stage
9 14 July Saint-Étienne to Brioude 170 km (106 mi) Medium mountain stage
10 15 July Saint-Flour to Albi 218 km (135 mi) Hilly stage
16 July Albi Rest day
11 17 July Albi to Toulouse 167 km (104 mi) Flat stage
12 18 July Toulouse to Bagnères-de-Bigorre 202 km (126 mi) High mountain stage
13 19 July Pau to Pau 27 km (17 mi) Individual time trial
14 20 July Tarbes to Col du Tourmalet 117 km (73 mi) High mountain stage
15 21 July Limoux to Foix 185 km (115 mi) Medium mountain stage
22 July Nîmes Rest day
16 23 July Nîmes to Nîmes 177 km (110 mi) Flat
17 24 July Pont du Gard to Gap 206 km (128 mi) Medium mountain stage
18 25 July Embrun to Valloire 207 km (129 mi) High mountain stage
19 26 July Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Tignes 123 km (76 mi) High mountain stage
20 27 July Albertville to Val Thorens 131 km (81 mi) High mountain stage
21 28 July Rambouillet to Paris (Champs-Élysées) 127 km (79 mi) Flat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Officieel: de Tour de France start in 2019 in Brussel". sporza (in Dutch). 2017-05-30.
  2. ^ "2019 Tour de France Grand Depart routes revealed - Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. 2018-01-16.
  3. ^ "Cofidis and Wanty-Groupe Gobert awarded Tour de France wildcard places". www.cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  4. ^ Windsor, Richard (25 October 2018). "Tour de France 2019 route revealed: Five summit finishes to celebrate 100th anniversary of the yellow jersey". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 18 December 2018.